shared knowledge conference


Show off your graduate studies work and find out about exciting research happening at UNM at the Spring 2017 Shared Knowledge Conference.

The annual conference put on by the Graduate Studies Department is now accepting for applications and nominations. This year’s event will have a slightly different format, with two separate showcases demonstrating the excellence of UNM students. One event, “LoboBITES”, is a competition where graduate students will present their thesis in just three minutes. The second event will be a series of poster presentations by graduate students from all graduate programs and undergraduates from selected programs; presenters are nominated by their academic departments.

LoboBITES Competition

LoboBITES are three minute presentations on a thesis, dissertation or other substantial research project. Students must present their research in a compelling and easily digestible way, using language and terms appropriate for a general, non-academic audience. Presentations will be judged by a panel consisting of UNM and Albuquerque community members and top contestants can win up to $1000.

To read the rules of the competition or submit your abstract, click here.

Poster Presentations

Each graduate program should nominate one poster for every 25 students in their program (programs with less than 25 students can still nominate one poster). Students who are selected to present will benefit from the experience by adding the presentation to their CV, interacting professionally with conference attendees, gaining valuable conference experience and having their work promoted online on the conference website. Nominations must come from the department or program, students cannot nominate themselves.

To read poster requirements or nominate a student, click here.

The SLK Conference is sponsored by Graduate Studies, the Office of the Vice President for Research, and the Honors College. It’s free to attend and open to the UNM community and beyond; but presenters must be UNM students.